Field Trip: Serger Workshop at The Sewing Studio

Posted in: Field Trip — By on February 2, 2011 7:05 AM

When I bought my first sewing machine five years ago, it sat in the box for almost a year because I was afraid of breaking my expensive new toy.

When I bought my computerized sewing machine last fall, I didn’t think I needed a lesson on how to use it and later realized that I’d been threading it wrong for two months!

So… when Santa brought me a serger this Christmas, I knew that I’d save myself a lot of aggravation by taking a class on how to use it, and I’m so glad I did!

I decided to take a three-hour Serger Basics workshop at The Sewing Studio, which has been offering sewing lessons and workshops in Toronto for the last few years.  My workshop only had five students, which was great for getting one-on-one help and keeping a fun, casual atmosphere.  We had the option of bringing in our own machine to learn on or using one of The Sewing Studio’s Janomes …I left mine at home because it was the same brand.

I came out of the workshop knowing how to thread my machine, adjust the tension, clean my machine and do serged and rolled hems.  Three hours well spent!

Check out The Sewing Studio serger space — so cute!  Those hanging bags are a great idea for thread and scraps!

Everyone learns differently but, for me, a hand-on lesson beats deciphering a manual any day of the week!

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